hmm.

I finished the body of the Citrus Yoke yesterday evening.  Tried it on and immediately discovered that it was too short.  Despite my zeal to be finished, I dutifully picked out the bind off and added an inch or so.  I also discovered that the rolled stockinette edge — although cute on the model (scroll down) and in the gallery — probably wasn’t going to work for me.   Maybe I’m just being pessimistic, but I couldn’t see the stockinette roll remaining so diminutive and flippy-casual.  I envisioned a huge sausage-roll slowly curling up my back, preventing comfortable lounging in chairs.  I might revise this prejudice.

But last night, in a frenzy of finishitis, I added a couple of rows of garter stitch to help keep things under control.  I was inspired by Cirilia’s garter welts on the Tilted Duster — after really no consideration on my part, I just threw in a few rounds.

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just another cat blocking photo

Unfortunately, my impatience prevented me from adding *enough* garter rows — well, that and not wanting to add too many rows and subsequently mess up the casual look that I liked in the first place — which resulted in even more flip.  I did a little casual site-specific shower blocking (oops, later than I thought — sorry neighbors!) and left the edge to dry overnight.

I’m still on the fence about the garter edge.

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more cat blocking

I’m not sure if the edge will stay flat or not.  And if it’s going to roll, I’d really rather have the plain stockinette.  I might just have to be a bit more aggressive than usual with my blocking (i.e. actually block the finished knit).  Until I’ve decided, I started on the sleeves.  We’ll see if I have enough yarn.

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